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Contacting Region 16 Staff during Phone System Transition

Region 16 is currently undergoing a transition of our phone system. If you are having difficulty reaching an individual board agent, please try the Region’s main line at
(817) 978-2921, the Houston Resident Office at (281) 228-5600, or the San Antonio Resident Office at (210) 472-6140.

Welcome to Region 16 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving the state of Texas from our main office in Fort Worth and resident offices in Houston and San Antonio. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices or call and ask for the Information Officer on duty. We can arrange to have someone speak with you in the language of your choice. We are also happy to provide speakers and materials to promote a greater understanding of the National Labor Relations Act.

This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link: Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  

News From the Region

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Regional Director Martha Kinard will serve as a panelist at the Tarrant County Labor & Employment Law Section Luncheon in Fort Worth, Texas.  Kinard will address hot topics, including social media cases and she will provide an update on other recent developments at the NLRB.

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On Saturday, June 21, 2014, Attorney Art Laurel will be providing information to the public about the NLRB at the Dallas Police Department-Chief on the Beat Health and Safety Fair.  The event will be held at the Samuell Grand Recreation Center in Dallas, Texas.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Regional Director Martha Kinard will make a presentation in Dallas, Texas addressing recent developments at the NLRB.  Kinard’s presentation will also include a discussion of protected concerted activity, NLRB social media cases and the NLRA in the non-union workplace.

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Three employees of LB&B Associates, Inc., Dae Sung LLC, and FTSS Joint Venture (the Employer), who provide flight simulator services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX, will receive nearly $105,000 in backpay pursuant to a NLRB settlement.    

On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Valero Services provides employee leasing services to refineries and plants located throughout the United States, including a refinery located in Port Arthur, Texas.


Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Wilson & Co., Inc. 16-R-001406 Board Decision 11/30/1945
Wilson & Co., Inc. 16-CA-000567 Board Decision 08/31/1953
Wilson & Co., Inc. 16-C-001061 Board Decision 08/30/1945
Wilson & Co., Inc. 16-RD-000036 Board Decision 03/09/1949
Willowbrook, Inc. 16-CA-005543 Board Decision 06/10/1975
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. 16-CA-000460 Board Decision 02/09/1956
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. 16-RC-001163 Board Decision 04/16/1953
Williams Energy Services 16-CA-020164 Board Decision 09/30/2003
Williams Energy Services 16-CA-020164 Board Decision 09/28/2001
Willborn Bros.Co. Inc. 16-RD-000003 Board Decision 06/02/1948


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